Prime Minister Noda

Continuing Slide in Share Prices

November 16, 2012

Equities in Europe show further losses so far today of 1.4% in Italy, 0.6% in Germany, Britain and Spain, and 0.3% in France.  Share prices also fell 0.9% in India, 0.8% in China, 0.5% in South Korea and 0.3% in Australia.  Contrary to the trend in most other bourses, Japan’s Nikkei-225 index jumped 2.2%.  Japanese […] More

German Dax Lower Following Sharp Asian Equity Sell-Off

June 4, 2012

Stocks plunged 3.8% overnight in Indonesia, 3.4% in The Philippines, 3.0% in Taiwan, 2.8% in South Korea, Vietnam and China, 2.0% in Hong Kong, 1.9% in Australia 1.7% in Japan, and 1.0% in New Zealand.  The merry-go-round of selling pressure continued in Germany where the Dax has so far dropped 1.4%.  The Spanish IBEX, in […] More

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bankers Meeting in Mexico City

February 24, 2012

It’s been a decent Friday.  In signs of a risk-on trading sentiment, share prices are higher.  Oil is up, and the yen and dollar is down.  Revised German and British GDP data provided few surprises.  An  important meeting of Group of 20 officials begins today. The dollar rose to as high as JPY 80.67, highest […] More